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[IC] GMK Voyage (Polaris & 40's kit renders)
« on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:23:30 »


Updates
04/13/2019 - Added spacebar kit upon request and added wilba.tech Thermal render.
04/15/2019 - Added first proposal of novelties
04/25/2019 - changed modifiers to icons only and added render of the novelties kit
05/01/2019 - proposed new 40's, Ortho, Split Kit and new Spacebar kit
05/02/2019 - completed several revisions of the 40's, Ortho, Split kit
05/03/2019 - uploaded banner art! Thanks Hisui Hyena :)
05/04/2019 - uploaded Polaris renders with novelties
05/08/2019 - uploaded full renders of 40's/Ortho/Split and Spacebar kits



Currently Working On:

  • Banner and Forum (signature) Art - has been commissioned but artist has a very full schedule. I expect something by at least the middle of May
  • Box Art - will likely be related to banner and forum (signature) art - art is done, but needs to be put on a 3D box for presentation purposes
  • Deskmat art - will use same artist that is working on banner and box art most likely. I expect to have some options in June or before. We'll need to choose 1
  • Securing cable maker - this collab. was almost as popular as deskmat Done! More details to follow this summer
  • Golden Record - this will either be a RAMA cap or an artisan. Will probably make a poll about this in a few weeks
  • Need to evaluate if an assemblies kit (ergo, ortho, 40's combined) has enough support to meet MOQ. Jury is still out on that one - will likely run a poll
  • Evaluating new spacebar and 40's, Ortho, Split kit



Greetings and Salutations!  :thumb:

GMK Voyage is inspired by Voyager 2's magnificent journey to the end of our solar system and its surveillance of Uranus and Neptune. Not only did it bring us the beautiful blue-ish colors of these two icy twins, but it is the only spacecraft to have visited either Uranus or Neptune.


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A note about renders taken from Oblotzky:
"I do all my renders in a fully desaturated lighting environment, so whatever pantone/ral/hex/rgb colors I am using should be unaffected. The only change would be brightness depending on how much light I use in the scene, and bounce light from neighboring keys (e.g. a red accent key will bounce off some light onto surrounding keys, giving them a small area of red highlight). However the overall tone should be rather close to what you would see IRL in a neutral lighting environment."


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In case you missed it, please fill out Google Form HERE. Everyone's feedback matters.


Special Thanks to:
  • Oblotzky for the renders
  • OneCreativeMind and Nephlock for the GB advice
  • OneCreativeMind for designing the novelties
  • Hisui Hyena for banner and box art


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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:28:26 »
this is lovely - really like the set!!

Def a fan :D

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:30:43 »
Looks solid! Always dig a good space themed set. However, there have been a bunch of blue GMK IC/GBs lately so competition may be steep.

Just a note, your F-keys have the color inverted in the mock up and the TKL render.
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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:35:14 »
Looks solid! Always dig a good space themed set. However, there have been a bunch of blue GMK IC/GBs lately so competition may be steep.

Just a note, your F-keys have the color inverted in the mock up and the TKL render.

There have been a lot of blue, but this set isn't going to be running anytime soon. That being said, everyone likes blues!

Thanks for pointing the F-keys. The case renders were done very early on so they have some discrepancies.

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:44:18 »
looks kinda nautilus adjacent but that's not a bad thing

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:52:47 »
I'd love to see this end up with icons mods instead of the icon+text. Either way, digging the blues here!  :thumb:

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 22:56:56 »
lovely! added feedback to vote for icon mods
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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 23:07:53 »
lovely! can we have alt mods kit ie icon/text only mods? Im not a fan of standard mods, but still love the set

I'd love to see this end up with icons mods instead of the icon+text. Either way, digging the blues here!  :thumb:

I appreciate the feedback! Will be watching the Google form to see what people want. Will definitely change the mods legends if enough people want it done another way.

It was rendered with both icons and text because that's standard for GMK.

Keep an eye out for updates.  ;D

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 00:13:56 »
Glad to see this come to life! Looks solid. Definitely be watching this  :thumb:

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 02:23:54 »
I'm down for it, would love an icon set or micon set!
Looking forward to seeing the novelties too!



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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 04:58:42 »
I like it lots. I've entered the form for some large tweak suggestions, and some additions.
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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 08:30:24 »
like the blue of the alpha.
nice colorway.

Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 08:55:44 »
Like it. Will we get some novelties too?

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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 09:00:35 »
Like it. Will we get some novelties too?

Looks like it! Was making sure there was enough interest in the set before I commissioned out the work. Thanks for the support!

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 10:45:19 »
Looks nice!!

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 15:54:05 »
Damn it, another blue gmk set.....will def buy. Looking fwd to some cool novelties.

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 15:47:54 »
I like all blue keycaps but this set needs some novelties with 1.5u mod keycaps   (like GMK Eclipse/Nautilus),   maybe space themed novelties 
nice colors !   :thumb:
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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 15:54:15 »
I like all blue keycaps but this set needs some novelties with 1.5u mod keycaps   (like GMK Eclipse),   maybe space themed novelties 
nice colors !   :thumb:

Hey. Thanks for the support!


Are you referring to GMK Eclipse's color accent modifiers? Or just 1.5u novelties in general? Just trying to understand. Thanks!

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Re: GMK Voyage - not to be confused with GMK Uranus
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 18:24:48 »
1.5u novelties in general,  many boards require 1.5u modifiers

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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 19:22:58 »
1.5u novelties in general,  many boards require 1.5u modifiers

Agreed. Plan to have some 1.5u mod novelties. Talked to the artist a few days actually.

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Re: GMK Voyage (new render and spacebar kit) - still not
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 22:10:55 »
Added this update to the OP:

04/13/2019 - Added spacebar kit upon request and added wilba.tech Thermal render. Also, novelties are coming! An optimistic timeline would be less than a month.


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Re: GMK Voyage (new render and spacebar kit) - still not GMK Uranus
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 22:59:17 »
Jesus Christ, I really like these colors!
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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 23:03:27 »
glad to see the bars in there, thank you!

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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 23:13:26 »
Jesus Christ, I really like these colors!
If you are going to communicate with which proxy to use on Asia region, please let it be KBDfans!

I appreciate the support!

Definitely will do my best to get KBDFans! I have had nothing but good experiences from them. Unfortunately, I've heard the opposite about ZFrontier.


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Re: GMK Voyage (new renders and spacebar kit) - still not GMK Uranus
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 09:49:16 »
Mods remind me of GMK Necro mods (real life, not renders). :D

I like this set, but I think the alpha color is a bit too flamboyant for the more muted mods. I'd go with a more muted tone of bright blue for alphas, but all in all it's nice!

I also add myself to the choir of ICON MODS PLZ. :)

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Re: GMK Voyage (new renders and spacebar kit) - still not GMK Uranus
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 11:17:53 »
Blue, blue, um, or blue, then, continue blue.
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Re: GMK Voyage (new renders and spacebar kit) - still not GMK Uranus
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 16:05:55 »
Hello everyone! I have another quick and exciting update. Special thanks to OneCreativeMind for the speed and quality of the novelties. He went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you!

Here they are again:


Since we are trying to keep the novelty kit price low, we will probably be limiting them to this many. We will mix and match them on 1u and 1.5u keys, with the only exception being the Titan IIIE rocket. That one will be on the enter/return key.

Also, I don't like to post about things that are currently being worked on in case we are not able to deliver, but I am hoping to have either a RAMA PVD brass cap for the Golden Record, or an artisan made for it. Please go HERE to learn more about what that is. For those who need a TLDR, it was an onboard record made of gold with images (analog form), music, sounds, and greetings to introduce alien life to earth and the human race. I'm only bringing that up now because I know there are bound to be people that ask about it. For those people, we got you  ;)

So please give the following feedback:
  • Are you satisfied with the novelties we have chosen?
  • Are there important ones, matching the theme, that we have left out - please note that more novelties will most likely increase the price
  • Would you be satisfied with either a RAMA PVD Brass Golden Record or an artisan from a reputable vendor?


Lastly, the symbol for Uranus is on the far left and Neptune is on the far right.

Bon Voyage!!

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Re: GMK Voyage (novelties update!) - please don't call it GMK Uranus!
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 18:01:16 »
I like the novelties.

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 19:12:26 »
Can't wait for GMK Uranus

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 19:30:26 »
Can't wait for GMK Uranus

Hahaha!  :p

You're now banned from participating in GMK Voyage.


But on a serious note, thanks for your support of GMK Uranus Voyage!

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 19:56:44 »
wooow.
beautiful novelties.
i'm in for sure.

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 21:57:52 »
Good choices with the novelties. Glad to see this progressing.

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 09:15:18 »
I can't decide if I like this blue more than Striker's blue.


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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 09:25:10 »
The shades of blue are so nice! I'm in :cool:

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 09:33:32 »
uranus hehe xD

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 10:23:27 »
I love this set, it looks amazing.

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« Reply #36 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 04:15:40 »
This looks fantastic and is right up my alley! The idea for a golden record artisan (PVD metal or not, either would be nice!) I submitted my input to the Google Form, but thought I'd repeat it here for others to comment.

Would you consider making the inclination of the orbital rings more close to reality on the novelties? Uranus is ~97 degrees, so it's nearly vertical, while Neptune has a ~28 degree ring inclination. Neptune looks good though, since you could be looking at it when it's tilted toward you, but Uranus would look good as "edge on" and almost vertical. Also, would it look better without the "swirly" pattern on he Uranus key, since that looks more like the source image? I also have a suggestion for a possible addition to the novelties that references the "grand tour" that made the mission possible in the first place. This key could either say "Grand Tour" (probably enter key) or "175" (should fit on most keys), referring to the 175 years before such opportunities repeat due to the orbital alignment of the planets (see:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Tour_program). Lastly, I like the colors, but would you entertain the idea of making the dark blue/gray mod background pure black, to represent space? Sorry for the wall of text, and I don't expect to see all or any of these changes, but I wanted to give my input.

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 09:17:05 »
Hey Brian, I appreciate the detailed response! I was hoping for someone with more knowledge on the subject would let me know what I had missed. Sorry I can't write a more detailed response as I'm about to head out to see family during this Easter holiday.

Changing Uranus is easy and I've rotated it so that it's axis is almost vertical. Let me know if I got it right - it's an easy change if not. As for the swirls inside the planets, we felt like they gave the planets the most detail. We experimented with filling them in all the way or just leaving the stroke around the lines and no fill, but the swirls were clearly the best out of the three designs. As for 175, I love the idea - and didn't know this awesome detail - but I think our kit is locked down at the moment. We want to keep the price reasonable. If we add any more we might price people out of making the purchase. However, if GMK's price is much less than what we were expecting, we'll definitely consider adding "175" as a 1u or 1.5u novelty and perhaps "Grand Tour" on the enter key too.

It's so cool that we were able to make a spacecraft that could visit these planets in our lifetime! I can't imagine what piece of technology we'll be sending the next time their orbits come in close alignment with each other.

Here's the newly revised Uranus:



And here is one of the drafts that was considered, but ultimately not chosen:

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 20:04:37 »
/causally slides in here

Ain't getting rid of me. Im watching. Like a hawk. :P

Love the novelties ! I know you asked about a cable in the google form, is that still a consideration ? If not, im going to order a cable to match this set.

I dunno if I want to match to the alphas or to the modifiers. :|a Found really good marches for both.

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 20:32:26 »
Thanks for the support! Yes, a cable was a very popular option in the form - almost as popular as a deskmat. We plan to offer both during the GB.

What kind of cable are you considering? Just curious. How long? What USB type? Detachable cable?

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 21:15:23 »
Thanks for the support! Yes, a cable was a very popular option in the form - almost as popular as a deskmat. We plan to offer both during the GB.

What kind of cable are you considering? Just curious. How long? What USB type? Detachable cable?

Ooohh, any design ideas for the deskmat ? That might be very interesting too.

Definitively a detachable cable with a coil. My needs are a little weird since either the cable has to go straight up on my desk, or run around in front of my switch and usb dac to hit the back.  So I was thinking a 4 or 5 feet cable with 6 inches coil. Micro B but I'd like to get a usb c end too just in case. I found a sleeving on the vendor i was recommended that matches the modifiers pretty well, and have blue heatshrink to match the alphas.

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 22:23:36 »
Sure. We should be able to accommodate your cable needs. It's still early though, so no guarantees.


For the deskmats, there we'll be at least two options. I hope to have 3. I don't want to give out more details in case things change, but they will definitely fit the theme.

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 12:45:14 »
Ohh, can't waot tp see !

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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 02:36:16 »
I love this set! Such rich blues.

Would probably prefer text-only mods. I also think it would be cool if some of the novelties were inspired by images on the golden record, although many of those images would be difficult to fit onto a keycap.
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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 09:20:35 »
Love the novelties so much.

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 12:07:36 »
Hah, im the opposite, im hoping for icon only mods... Not that it's a dealbreaker at all. That colorway is just too good to pass up.

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 02:30:43 »
Hey Brian, I appreciate the detailed response! I was hoping for someone with more knowledge on the subject would let me know what I had missed. Sorry I can't write a more detailed response as I'm about to head out to see family during this Easter holiday.

Changing Uranus is easy and I've rotated it so that it's axis is almost vertical. Let me know if I got it right - it's an easy change if not. As for the swirls inside the planets, we felt like they gave the planets the most detail. We experimented with filling them in all the way or just leaving the stroke around the lines and no fill, but the swirls were clearly the best out of the three designs. As for 175, I love the idea - and didn't know this awesome detail - but I think our kit is locked down at the moment. We want to keep the price reasonable. If we add any more we might price people out of making the purchase. However, if GMK's price is much less than what we were expecting, we'll definitely consider adding "175" as a 1u or 1.5u novelty and perhaps "Grand Tour" on the enter key too.

It's so cool that we were able to make a spacecraft that could visit these planets in our lifetime! I can't imagine what piece of technology we'll be sending the next time their orbits come in close alignment with each other.

Here's the newly revised Uranus:
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And here is one of the drafts that was considered, but ultimately not chosen:

(Attachment Link)

Happy to make suggestions, I really like the idea behind this design so I want to support it as much as I can! That new Uranus design looks really good, and closer to the real inclination of the rings. I fully understand that in this case, leaving the swirls just makes for a better looking cap, so I can agree there. Moreover, it seems like you already considered the more realistic, flat shaded Uranus, so I'm happy it was already part of your design process either way. I also understand if a "175" or "Grand Tour" cap is not added due to cost. I would rather keep the cost down and have more people join on this nice set, but if the cost turns out to be minor, it would be a cool touch.

And it really was fortuitous that human technology had reached the maturity to perform a Grand Tour mission right when the alignment occurred! If our development had only been 5-10 years behind, we would have had to wait a long time for another shot at it. However, I think that in 175 more years, our propulsion technology will have improved enough that the "perfect alignment" will no longer be necessary to visit several planets in one trip. In fact, we already have the Dawn mission, which is the first ever spacecraft to orbit two different extraterrestrial bodies in the solar system, and it accomplished this with advanced propulsion and trajectory techniques.

I'm looking forward to the set dropping, regardless of how long it takes!

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Re: GMK Voyage (novelties update!) - please don't call it GMK Uranus!
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 19:30:05 »
Update


Added to the top of OP:

  • Icons! Since a majority of folks that filled out the form wanted only icon mods, I have changed the base kit to reflect that.
  • Novelty kit! I've turned the proposed novelties into a full-fledged kit render
  • Added a "Currently Working On" section so you can see what's coming up next.

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Stay Tuned and Bon Voyage!

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Re: GMK Voyage (Icon mods and Novelties Kit Update)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 20:43:24 »
Update


Added to the top of OP:

  • Icons! Since a majority of folks that filled out the form wanted only icon mods, I have changed the base kit to reflect that.
  • Novelty kit! I've turned the proposed novelties into a full-fledged kit render
  • Added a "Currently Working On" section so you can see what's coming up next.

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Stay Tuned and Bon Voyage!
This looks fantastic. Icon mods fit this set very well.
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Re: GMK Voyage (Icon mods and Novelties Kit Update)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 09:27:55 »
no 1.5u novelties and no 1.5u "command" / "windows" keys????   it is a dealbreaker for me   :'(